Jiaqi Wang

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Dr. Jiaqi Wang received his bachelors degree from Jiangsu University in 2015, and masters and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering and computational materials science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2018 and 2020, respectively. He has been a research assistant professor at Westlake University since September of 2020 and now an assistant professor in Wisdom Lake Academy of Pharmacy, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. He has received the Yates Dissertation Fellowship, Graduate Professional Promise, and Outstanding MABE graduate student award from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Wangs research lies at the intersection of computational materials science (i.e., molecular dynamics, ab initio calculations) and machine learning (as well as deep learning) to accelerate the design of biological materials such as peptides and proteins for various applications (e.g., hydrogels, drugs, vaccines, and semiconductors). He has published in leading journals such as Nature Communications, Advanced Science, Briefings in Bioinformatics, Advanced theory and Simulations, etc., as first or co-first author. (Email: Jiaqi.Wang02@xjtlu.edu.cn, Office: SD334B)

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Research interests

Applications of machine learning in computational biology/material Science/chemistry: (1) discovery of peptide drugs, cosmetics, hydrogels, etc.; (2) acceleration of simulation clock of ab initio MD

Computational understanding of atomistic-scale dynamics/kinetics: (1) binding dynamics of protein and ligand; (2) self-assembling mechanisms of peptides; (3) joining of nanoparticles/nanowires


2023.10 - present, Assistant Professor, Xi’an-Jiaotong Liverpool University, Suzhou, P. R. China

2023.09, Visiting Professor, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

2022.09 - 2023.10, Research Assistant Professor, Westlake University (WU), Hangzhou, P. R. China

2020.09 - 2022.09, Postdoctoral Researcher, Westlake University, Hangzhou, P. R. China

2017.02 - 2020.05, Research Assistant, Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, United States

2017.02 - 2020.05, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), United States

2015.08 - 2017.01, Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, United States

2014.02 - 2015.06, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, P. R. China

2013.09 - 2014.01, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Chienkuo Technology University, Changhua, Taiwan


2016 Fall, 2017 Spring, and 2018 Fall/Spring, Mechanical Engineering 344, “Heat Transfer”, instructor: Seungha Shin, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2018 Spring, Materials Science and Engineering 614, “Modelling Simulation in Materials Science Engineering: Classical Mechanics”, instructor: David J. Keffer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Awards and honours

Jan 2022, Outstanding Employee of School of Engineering, Westlake University, China

Apr 2020, Outstanding Graduate Student Award of 2020, UTK, USA

Apr 2019, Yates Dissertation Fellowship, UTK, USA

Mar 2019, Chancellor’s Citation Award of Extraordinary Professional Promise, UTK, USA

Sep 2018, Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing for “Chemical Physics”, ELSEVIER

2016-2018, Summer Pre-College Service Award of the “High School Introduction to Engineering Systems (HITES)” Program, UTK, USA

Nov 2014, Best Presentation Award in “The 21st Tri-University International Joint Seminar and Symposium 2014”, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

2015.08 - 2020.05, Ph.D., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

2015.08 - 2018.05, M.S., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

2011.09 - 2015.06, B.S., Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, P. R. China


  • Q Science (General)
  • Molecular dynamics
  • R Medicine (General)
  • peptide drugs, antibodies

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